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CBS
Jan 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
diabetes managing all those prescriptions being confusing at times. >> this one drug, it's either blue or it's white. it changes colors. and so you don't really know. >> reporter: many of his pills are generic, which can vary in color and shape from brand names. now a new study from brigham and women's hospital shows when pills look different, patients are 50% more likely to stop taking them. >> so if you are used to taking these guys, if we give you this, you're going to be obviously confused, saying what is this white pill? mine is oblong. >> reporter: generic medications account for over 70% of prescriptions filled in the u.s. doctors say it's important that patients understand even though your drugs can look different, they're still the same. >> during consultation we tell them there's a difference in shapes and size with the same pill, it's still the same generic, everything is the same. then in addition, we put a little sticker on the bottle saying same exact information. >> reporter: patients should also talk to their doctors and pharmacists if they have any questions. but
CBS
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
many his organization has trained to alert diabetics to a dangerous change in blood sugar levels. he said he believes volunteering is a way of life. >> true happiness is not found in material possessions but in reaching out in service to others and engaging yourself in what truly matters. >> reporter: all the year as winners put that philosophy to work around the bay area every day. we congratulate them all. sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> weather time now. it's all about a big dome of high pressure. right now we have clear skies which means that milder weather you had today will go away with a clear chilly night over san francisco and san jose. temperatures falling back down to the 40s for livermore and santa rosa. nothing on the radar now. chopper 5 was up earlier toward pacifica where we'll have surfing competition earlier this weekend. we saw some whales off the coast of pacifica. a cool shot there. maybe the whale was enjoying sunshine throughout the bay area. let's talk about the lack of rainfall. what a change from december to january. santa rosa you had a foot of rainfall in december
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